Renée Zellweger and the Bridget Jones Film Series

Renée Zellweger eyes a return in the highly-anticipated fourth installment, “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.”

Renée Zellweger And The Bridget Jones Film Series
Renée Zellweger And The Bridget Jones Film Series

Have you caught wind of the latest scoop surrounding the Bridget Jones film series? Undoubtedly, you are right, Renée is considering stepping back into Bridget’s iconic shoes for a fourth installment! 

A Sequel Worth the Wait

The latest addition to the “Bridget Jones” series is titled “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy.” This fourth film in the franchise is based on Helen Fielding’s novel of the same name, which was published in 2013. “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” is to premiere on Valentine’s Day 2025, streaming on Peacock in the U.S. and Theaters Worldwide.

Meet the Cast

Returning to the beloved “Bridget Jones” universe is Renée Zellweger as the titular character, navigating life’s ups and downs with her trademark charm. Hugh Grant reprises his role as the enigmatic Daniel Cleaver, adding layers to Bridget’s complicated past. Emma Thompson returns as the insightful Dr. Rawlings, bringing her unique blend of wit and wisdom to the screen.

Joining the cast are Chiwetel Ejiofor and Leo Woodall, their characters shrouded in mystery for now, promising fresh dynamics to the ensemble.

Behind the camera, director Michael Morris of “To Leslie” fame takes the helm, while Helen Fielding, creator of the iconic character, serves as an executive producer alongside a talented team of producers and executives.

A Mysterious Journey Back to the Screen

The latest installment in the “Bridget Jones” series is shrouded in mystery regarding its plot, as Universal Pictures has kept details under wraps. However, author Helen Fielding expressed her enthusiasm for adapting her 2013 novel into a fourth film during a Radio Times podcast in 2022. 

The book, “Mad About the Boy,” follows 51-year-old Bridget as she tackles challenges like head lice epidemics and school-picnic embarrassments, all the while navigating cross-generational relationships. Notably, fans of Mark Darcy, portrayed by Colin Firth, will learn of his character’s passing before the events of the book. Despite the absence of concrete plot details, anticipation for the film remains high.

Watch the Bridget Jones Movies in Order

Planning a Bridget Jones movie marathon before the new release? Here’s the perfect viewing order:

“Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2001)

“Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason” (2004)

“Bridget Jones’s Baby” (2016)

With Renée Zellweger reprising her role, alongside familiar faces and exciting new additions to the cast, “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy” promises to be a Valentine’s Day treat for fans worldwide. Grab your popcorn and get ready for a heartwarming journey filled with love, laughter, and a whole lot of Bridget.

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